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and voluntary evacuations in parts of the city of laurel. bob barnard is there now. >> reporter: southbound route 1 is now open. the emergency shelter open in the city of laurel is now closed. the evacuation order which was never mandatory has been lifted and the water is receding, all this tall grass behind me just a couple hours ago was underwater including that warning sign back there. wever, it has been a deadly day here. this is what it looks like along a good portion of the patuxent river. >> this river is way beyond normal levels. >> reporter: about 8 feet higher than normal according to wsse officials. wednesday's heavy rains and significant runoff upstream forced the water authority to open the floodgates at both the brighton and duckett dams before dawn this morning to relieve pressure on the tridelphia and rocky gorge reservoirs. the release of all that water caught many downstream off guard including some homeless living along the river in nearby anne arundel county. >> i walked out to 4-foot of water. i've been sitting here freezing all day. >> reporter: a friend of his did n
working through northern maryland down towards d.c., down to the south, dale city and then a heavier band that is out to the east now pushing across the bay just east of annapolis. back side of this now pushing into the mountains and we should see the rain move out by 8:00, 9:00 this morning. temperatures at reagan national, 38 degrees. 49 in columbus. see a little of that green on the map. that is is warmer air that will get in here today. we are expecting highs to jump into the upper 50s, maybe some 60s. 52347 washington. there you go, 62 in fredericksburg. lower 50s north and west. hagerstown, 53 degrees. lots of clouds later today. might be a peek of sun by 4:00, 5:00 today. we'll be in for a nice look being day and a warm day tomorrow. i'll have details on that in just a minute. >> 25 in boston. think how cold it is if people don't have power. >> i thought i was having problems because my little mini heater in the pink palace is not working right today. kicked it, wisdom. >> oh, my goodness. >> kicking heaters in the pink palace. >> the lanes are open coming in out of germantown. so
evidence that graham violated the city's code of conduct when it comes to a deal with a city lottery contract and another deal connected to metro. the board has no power to take any further steps and graham said his reputation has been harmed and, because of the board's comments, the d.c. council could punish graham on monday. >> the next step is to proceed with the underlying petition for review, essentially a lawsuit challenging the board for violating the act, violating the constitutional rights and it will proceed according to the court schedule. >> monday morning at 11:00, the full counsel will come together to talk about possible punishment for graham. graham won't be there to talk about this. he has another hearing scheduled at the very same time. brian? >>> a followup to a story we told but last night. the former director of homeland security and emergency management for the district. millicent west plead guilty to tax fraud. west helped chapel funds from a program meant to keep kids off drugs to pay for an inaugural ball. the fifth person to plowed guilty to crimes in connec
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> it was anything but a normal monday in vatican city. the pope surprised everyone by doing something that hasn't been done in hundreds of years. >> tonight the deep south still reeling from tornadoes and that weather system may not be over yet. >> and three people are dead after a courthouse shooting in delaware. an eyewitness describes running for his life coming up. >>> we start off with the surprising resignation of pope benedict xvi. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm shawn yancy. it's the announcement that stunned virtually everyone. the pope will step down the end of this month. fox 5's will thomas is in the newsroom with the reason behind the move and how the church plans to fill one of the most prestigeous jobs in the world. >> the reason, the pop says he's physically and mental -- the pope says he's physically and mentally not up to it. cardinal joe george ratzinger with the -- cardinal george ratzinger and by all counts pope benedict actually a shy man who loves reading and writing books more than greeting crowds.
housing. but it could be possible. so this is happening in the city of college park. we are here where the police have stationed everybody. 36th avenue is right behind me. the shooting scene is all the way down the street and then up to where you see some of the brake lights there and then some whitehead lights. very, very difficult. they haven't even let us get down to street to where the scene is and they are not giving a whole lot of information. prince george's county public information office really only telling us they are on the scene of a death investigation. however, university of maryland alerts giving a little bit more information saying it is a shooting investigation here and that the suspects seep fleeing in a tan honda odyssey. -- seen fleeing in a tan honda odyssey. we don't know how many people were involved as victims or suspects. certainly a lot of media here. a lot of police attention as well. we'll be here all morning and give you updates as we get them. back to you guys. >> all right. thank you. >>> a 14-year-old maryland boy remains behind bars accused of killing
for good deals in cities not too far away or an offseason tourist travel area. no. 4, cutting back by sodium by as little as a teaspoon a day could save up to a half million lives. americans consume about 3600 milligrams of sodium a day, more than twice the recommended amount. excessive sodium contributes to high blood pressure increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease. no. 3, tuition at george washington university won't go up for returning undergraduates, but incoming freshmen will pay 3.3% more, the sixth straight year the university has held increases. the annual tuition and fees for incoming undergrads will be locked in at $47,342.50 for up to five years as long as they remain in good academic standing. no. 2, gas prices are still going verage price for a gallon of regular is now 25 cents over the past two weeks is how much it's gone up and the average price for a gallon of regular is now 3.59. in the district drivers are paying 3.77, 3.59 in maryland and 3.46 in virginia. no. 1, good news for metro riders. the agency's annual report card shows significant gains. trains a
to the nation's sexiest city. we'll take you there. >> and dare we say snow for your valentine's morning? gary mcgrady joining us with the forecast still ahead.  ♪ ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >>> back to our top story tonight, pope benedict xvi is resigning. the pope stunned the roman catholic church today when he announced he would step down saying he no longer had the mental or physical strength to carry on. the last day will be february 28th. he's the first pope to resign in 700 years. he will not be involved in a new selection process. the former mayor of boston and former u.s. ambassador to the vatican joins us with perspective tonight. thank you for joining us. >> good evening. >> the pope's resignation caught a lot of people offguard today. you were quo
wednesday a big snowstorm in mid-march but not very often. 33 in new york city. 28 in columbus. much of our region has fallen below 33 degrees. make sure the kids are ready for a chilly morning. remember yesterday morning we were in the 40s. here is is a look at your satellite-radar and clouds increasing here. might be a little sunshine to start your day. the clouds will quickly move in. i think the shower activity will hold off until mid afternoon. probably 2:00, 3:00, it will start to move in. high temperatures expected to be in the low 40s. later tonight as the storm starts to push off the coast, it will be enough to draw enough cold air in from the north. we should see a transition start to take place north and west of washington. perhaps even washington and points to the east. thinking of you prince george's county out towards anne arundel county, you may see the transition to a little snow. here is your forecast for today. daytime highs in the low 40s with showers developing by early afternoon and again, we could see some snow tonight, perhaps some light accumulations. we'll talk more
in new york city. our high temperatures today will be in the upper 40s to about 50 so just a little cooler than jed. but with lots of sunshine expected and less wind than yesterday so it should feel more comfortable. there is a live look at your satellite-radar. a few clouds to the south and west an out to the west. generally sunny conditions expected today. we are not expecting a whole lot of anything today as high pressure gets us nice and dry. we will see the storminess that we talked about out to the west get in here tomorrow and generally bring us rain by tomorrow affect. 48 your daytime high in washington. 46 in gaithersburg. 46 in manassas. lots of sunshine. nice and quiet for your get back to work day. >> let's just ease into the workweek just a bit. >> nice and quiet. >> thank you. >>> time now to check in with julie wright. e wright. . >>> nice and quiet is what we are he serving up northbound along i-95. lanes are open with no issues reported as you continue to make your way through woodbridge. traffic volume increasing coming across the occoquan but again, no accidents a
are working to clean off the fire hydranted you see there. snow melters are being used in some cities but crews were not able to use them because there was too much snow. it's been a while since we had that problem. >> i remember we had the same issue. >> we were hauling it out too. >> dumping it in the rivers, remember? >> that's right. nice and quiet though right now. >> no snow, no rain right now, just cold early in the morning as we take a live look outside over the washington, d.c. area and the washington monument. >> even some of that precipitation we do have is not going to be anything major. >> obviously, not like that. we may get some accumulations later tonight, starting late this afternoon and tonight t won't -- it won't be a major storm by any means. we've seen the storm come through and drop an inch in some places. with temperatures so warm yesterday, i don't expect much of it will stick on roadways even to the north and west. we have cooled off overnight. temperatures have dropped below freezing for much of the area. that will help set the stage a little bit as we get in
city. >> be good to be in the big easy today. as we head to the break, a live look outside. we're going to get the latest weather and traffic from tucker and julie. it's 7:26. you are watching fox 5 morning news. s.  [ male announcerrx. ♪ then we turned the page, creating the rx hybrid. ♪ now we've turned the page again with the rx f sport. ♪ this is the next chapter for the rx and the next chapter for lexus. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>> allison. it's time. >> the party will go on in new orleans. >> that was the party? >> forecasters are calling for more rain for today's mardi gras festivities. the great weather didn't keep people away monday. this is a live shot so everyone's got off to sleep it off. they lined the streets to see harry conic junior lead the parade. that's one of the big ones. >> i have never dared to be in new orleans for mardi gras. a little intimidated. i'll go when it's not mardi gras. it feels like mardi gras all the time in that area. not brave enough yet. >> it does look like fun. >> one day we can go as our own lit
that this is in the city of college park and even though we are hearing that this is off campus, it doesn't necessarily mean that this neighborhood is populated or connected to university of maryland. but, of course, they are all one very large community together and so any time something does happen around the campus or near the off- campus areas, university ever maryland police also getting involved in putting information out but prince george's county police the lead on this scene at this point. we do hope to get more information as the story unfolds as detectives are still inside that house. people are still working very much an active scene and they usually don't give us a whole lot more information until daylight and they have a little bit more of their things crossed off and they talk to all the investigators. that is the most we can tell out record at this point. but if we get anything new, we'll let you know. >> i know you'll follow it. thank you. >>> and we continue to follow a developing crisis in issue i can't. north korea is admitting that it carried out a nuclear test today. the white hou
in woodbridge. right side closed. delays slow in stafford, but now a backup leaving dale city to this accident in woodbridge. maryland, lanes are open. no issues reported south on the capital beltway. colesville road, university boulevard, langley drive for another crash. kenilworth avenue, traveling southbound lanes are open. down to about 42 miles per hour headed south towards east capital street. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> we have breaking news to bring you. this is from the vatican. it has just been announced that pope benedict xvi has changed church rules to allow college of cardinals to begin the conclave sooner than expected. usually cardinals must wait 15 days until after the pope dies or leaves office to begin the process to elect a papal successor. >>> it's 19 minutes after 7:00 on this monday morning. coming up next, a wild weekend down in daytona. dave ross will join us live with nascar highlights. >> and later, the fast track to the best education. holly is live at kidsville, with ways to give your child a head start. [ female announcer ] the magic begins w
sippy and a little bit of -- and mississippi and some snow around oklahoma city and wichita and that is the snow we're going to watch and it will start around this area as a bit of light rain tomorrow and that is probably in the mid- to late morning and when that mixes with snow, it won't happen until 6:00 and that is mainly west. it's looking look the rush hours are going to be okay. certainly morning and the evening might be wet. as this goes on and this meet continue, we expect anything that falls to melt on pavement. to the north and west where it's colder and you get a bit of a ban, we're going to say there is a chance that -- chance that uck accumulate one or two inches, mainly on grassy areas. there are no advisories issued. the national weather service is going to hold off on that until they see how they're looking in the morning and we'll see some for winter weather north and west of the district tomorrow. and checking out the future cast, the area at noon is still mainly dry and that rain is moving from south to north and you begin to see changeover around the roan
. movie reviewer kevin mccarthy joins us again live from new york city with his predictions. good morning. >> good morning. can we do a fist bump? >> let's do it. >> want to talk about the supporting actor category first. >> this is an interesting category. every actor in this category has already won an award before. the split here, tommy lee jones, my best friend on the planet, took home the sag award. if you haven't seen that interview, go online to awkward tommy lee jones interviews, it will make you cringe. harvey feinstein is backing christophwaltz and i think he should win. >> best actor, everyone is saying daniel day lewis. >> yeah, daniel day lewis is pretty much 99.9% locked in to win. two interesting facts here, daniel day lewis, if he wins sunday night, he'll be the first actor in history to have three best actor wins. also, this fact is staggering. no actor or actress has ever won an academy award for appearing in a steven spielberg film, which is amazing to me. he could make history. i feel bad for hugh jackman and joaquin phoenix -- >> are you still there? we may have lost
to the city's lottery contract. investigations have found that graham told a developer he would support his bid for the lottery contract in exchange for the developer dropping out of a project around a metro station. graham disputes the findings. tony? >>> allison, the count down keeps ticking to sequestration. we inch closer to the deadline. only a few days left until the cuts take effect and looks like they will happen. fox5's melanie alnwick is live on capitol hill with the latest. good morning, melanie. >> reporter: good morning, tony. president obama is going to host the nation's governors at the white house later today. he says he's looking for a few good partners to help pressure congress to stop the crest ration -- sequestration. the white house has released the possible impacts. lawmakers will return to capitol hill today, looking for ways to perhaps rework the cuts that will hit every line item in every federal agency. administration leaders say the spending reductions will furlough hundreds of thousands of government workers and contractors, clog air travel and slash education fu
the country on daily basis are equally tragic. last month, 40 people in chicago 500 killed in that city last year. >> chris: that's right. and one of the teachers from sandy hook elementary is first grade teacher who sheltered her children and was able to save to them from adam lanza, he is in the box, as well. we are running seven minutes behind schedule. chief washington correspondent, james rosen. you know this was supposed to be timed 90 seconds. president is not here yet. >> these are staged events and sometimes things happen and they don't run on time. probably the president preparing for his remarks. this is fascinating event on capitol hill. it dates back to 1790 and it is in the constitution. >> chris: we're about to get the call with a big announcement. mr. speaker, the president of the united states! [ applause ] >> this state of the union is going literally members of the house and senate to the house chamber and will sit there for five, six hours so they can be right on the aisle and have this moment to shake hands with the president and say hello. sometimes if there is a proble
are getting you live picture right now there vatican city where pope benedict xvi is making his first public appearance since his resignation announcement t will be his sex tonight last public audience before retiring at the end of the month -- his second to last public audience before retiring at the end of the month. >> i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom marcan in on our weather here locally and talk to tucker barnes. >> we have an action-packed day starting with clear skies and cold conditions. later today, we'll cloud up and get a period of rain. parts of the area will transition over to snow tonight. not going to be a major storm. not talking boston blizzard. later tonight, i think after the rush hour, there could be some light accumulations if you are concerned about coming back from work later this afternoon, generally with the exception of if you are going well north and west, it should just be rain showers for you. 36 at reagan national. dulles and bwi marshall, 33 degrees. not concerned with anything falling from the skies. we still have clear skies for much of the area to start you
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